Category: Documenting Details

Simple Pictures with Big Backstories of 2017

I’ve been using the phrase “simple pictures with big backstories” for a while now. Those 5 words were a 2017 divine download and could not sum up the MARIE in my work better. This has meant less emphasis on well-rounded technical skill and has anchored me in the best way. I’ve let go of trying […]

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A Seaside Storytelling Newlywed Couple’s Session in Oahu

If ever I could make a dream session come to life, this is one of them. Shooting + mentoring, newlyweds, salt water, sea turtles, and food all in one… need I say more? This is the third share in a series on the length of time for documentary sessions. See post 1 and post 2 here. Brian […]

Day in the Life – A Documentary Engagement Session

When Lauren emailed me to inquire about wedding photography, she said what appealed to her about my wedding gallery was all of the STORIES the photos held. She wants to remember her wedding day as a story, as well as to see the bits of stories that happened that she + Nick didn’t see. When she […]

Magnify Small Moments into a Photography Experience

It sometimes feels like clients only seek photography services (documentary especially) for the MILESTONES (weddings, birthdays, events, etc.), as if only the big moments are worthy of hiring a photographer for / spending money on. In my experience (after starting out on this lone, documentary road in my local area), when money is attached to photography, […]

A Morning in the Life Before School

Our “school” mornings consist of our family being together — groggy and sometimes a little crabby, but together. I revealed these Morning in the Life photos for our 7 Day Storyteller’s Challenge participants, so they could have an example. The funny thing is, I made these pictures on a whim, before the challenge on the fly, without thought. […]

Coloring Easter Eggs in Documentary Family Photography

Last year, we laid out the pink table cloth and did something I hadn’t done since I was a child myself. We colored Easter eggs with our daughter, who was about 2 1/2 years old at the time. This was her first real year to be able to understand the concept. Creating our own documented […]

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